MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics112% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive124% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 30 '19 at 11:28
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
85.1% Excellent
1-Core 127
2-Core 260
91% 194 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 681
74% 573 Pts
64-Core 689
46% 689 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$400
CLim: 2190 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Lighting 413
Reflection 330
Parallax 411
108% 385 fps
MRender 371
Gravity 387
Splatting 234
113% 331 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 112%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
147GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 325 278 322 321 318 297 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 491
Mixed 401
SusWrite 310
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 64.5
220% 78 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 358
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 124%
Great: 125%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$79
397GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 333 351 487 493 494 323 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 492
Mixed 468
SusWrite 414
106% 472 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 63.6
217% 77.7 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 361
272% 365 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 130%
Great: 131%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
63.6% Good
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 19.2
61% 21.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 22.1
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 54.9
73% 54.9 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) Builds (Compare 7,797 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $996
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Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
HDDRAMUSB
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